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A report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is expected next week, and experts at the Brookings Institute—who have performed their own analysis of the bill—predicted it will bear bad news for Republicans.
"CBO’s analysis will likely estimate that at least 15 million people will lose coverage under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by the end of the ten-year scoring window," wrote Brookings analysts Loren Adler and Matthew Fiedler. "Estimates could be higher, but it’s is unlikely they will be significantly lower."
The Brookings report is based on past CBO analyses of policies included in the new GOP bill, all of which are predicted to cause people to lose their insurance coverage.
"Generally, the ACA has higher tax credit amounts...for lower-income people," the Kaiser report notes. "Especially for those who are older and live in higher-cost areas -- and lower credits for those with higher incomes."
The big winners are those earning more than 400% above the poverty line, who do not qualify for a subsidy under the ACA, although some other groups might come out ahead as well.
originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: Southern Guardian
Yea and really.....will the other 100/200 million americans who saw their health care costs triple ever see relief? And the folks that almost work the whole second job to pay for insurance and subsidize the other guy.......who complaining for them?
originally posted by: syrinx high priest
this plan will implode faster than the ACA
letting the young healthy folks take their premiums out of the system and then letting the remaining people choose from expensive to cheap plans means the people that need the plan the most won't be able to use it because those premiums will skyrocket
its so damn simple. single payer makes you the 100,000,000 pound gorilla in the market and you dictate terms.
THAT'S how you get premiums down.
don't tell me its socialism, its a monopoly that would make vanderbilt blush
no other modern industrial nation in earth is dumb enough to have a for profit health care system except us